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Bartlett, IL 60103-4402

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Examination of the health of the inside of the eye is an important part of a comprehensive eye examination. Our doctors are diligent about recommending dilation to each and every patient each and every year to provide the most thorough eye evaluation possible.

What is dilation?

Dilating the pupils involves putting eye drops in the eyes causing the pupils in the eyes to enlarge. The pupil is a window through which the doctor can shine lights and, using special lenses, can see all the way inside the eye. When the pupil is small, it is very difficult to see inside the eye and the doctor can only see about 15 to 20% of the inside of the eye. After the pupils are dilated the doctor is able to see more than 85 or 90% of the retina.

How often should I be dllated?

Our doctors recommend annual dilations to provide the most thorough evaluation for each patient. Patients known to have previous eye issues, such as macular degeneration or previous retinal problems) should be dilated annually. It is also recommended that patients with diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol issues or high amounts of refractive error (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astifmatism) have annual dilations.

My previous doctor took a photos instead of dilation. Is that good enough?

Some offices provide a screening photo of the retina. Most often these screening photos are of only the central part of the eye rather than the entire retina; also, photographs are flat, 2-dimensional and lack the same amount of detail as a dynamic retinal evaluation. For this reason, our doctors recommend thorough retinal examination, through dilated pupils rather than screening photos.

Do kids need dilation?

Yes, kids deserve the most thorough examination possible, which includes dilation and retinal evaluation.

Ask your doctor for more information about retinal health and dilation.

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24 June 2019

  • Finally a place I can trust to get things right! — Nirmal P.

    I had limited choices last year to get my eyes checked and went to a chain practice. I never felt comfortable with my prescription and had no recourse. I went to Bartlett Vision and felt comfortable the entire time. I love the detailed information provided by Dr Shah. Her and the staff did a great job explaining what they’re doing and why. Highly recommend this place for any eye care.

    Jun 22, 2019

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  • this was my first appointment at Bartlett visio... — Joan V.

    this was my first appointment at Bartlett vision. I felt the exam was more thorough than any I’d had elsewhere. All my questions were answered in detail. Everyone was very professional & helpful. I will definitely suggest this office!

    Jun 12, 2019

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